Rating: 6.7 Good
Popularity:1
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:2016
Players: 3-99 players
Playing time: 45-148 minutes
Age:12+

Created by: Inka Brand, Markus Brand

Published by: KOSMOS

Description:

"EAT, YELLOW, CIRCLE - do you mean pancakes? Or pineapple rings? Oh wait, the CIRCLE is DIVIDED? So something that you eat that is yellow and semicircular? Uh, is it, maybe…a banana?" "Yes, the answer is banana! One point for the Blue Team!"

In the communication game Word Slam, two teams compete against one another simultaneously.

In each round, one player on each team tries to get their teammates to guess a hidden word or phrase using only the 105 explanatory cards available in the box. Speaking and acting is absolutely forbidden for the storytellers! They must tell their stories using only 105 cards, each with one word on it: a noun, verb, adjective, or preposition.

A player can use as many explanatory cards as desired, and whichever team guesses correctly first scores a point. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins!

Prices:
Retail Price:$0
Expansions:
Deutscher Spielepreis 2017 Goodie Box
Word Slam: DSP-Edition
Awards:
Spiel des Jahres Recommended 2017
Cardboard Republic Socializer Laurel Winner 2017
Cardboard Republic Socializer Laurel Nominee 2017


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Components

  • 200 Answer cards
  • 210 Story word cards
  • 4 Cardholders
  • 1 Die
  • 1 Hourglass
  • Rulebook

Note: The symbols at the bottoms of the story word cards are only to help the players sort the cards and have no real function in the game.

Setup

Split into two teams. It doesn't matter if one team is bigger than the other. The teams should assemble and play on opposite sides of a table.

  • The oldest player on each team will be the first storyteller for their team.

  • Each team receives the 105 story word cards and the two cardholders in the team's color: Blue or Orange. …



"EAT, YELLOW, CIRCLE. Do you mean pancakes? Or pineapple rings?

Oh wait, the CIRCLE is DIVIDED? So it's something that you eat that is yellow and semicircular? Uh, is it, maybe ... a banana?" "Yes, the answer is banana! One point for the Blue Team!"

Components

  • 100 Answer cards
  • 210 Story word cards
  • 210 Story word cards
  • Instructions

Note: The symbols at the bottoms of the story word cards are only to help players sort the cards and have no real function in the game. …



This variant should be used for a three-player game. It can also be used as an alternative way to play for more than three players. The rules are the same except for the following rule variations:

  • You play with only one set of story word cards (blue or orange).

  • There is only one storyteller.

  • The storyteller always flips the hourglass before he or she starts displaying story word cards.

  • If the answer is guessed correctly before the time runs out, the player who guessed the answer gets that answer card. In addition, the storyteller takes a guess card from the draw pile of answer cards that are not being used in the current game. …



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